Haliburton County’s investment in Voice Over Internet Protocol is starting to pay off.

V.O.I.P. uses the internet instead of a traditional phone line to connect calls.

According to a Finance Committee report, the county has saved $3,200 over the last year on its phone service.

The initial investment was $6,000.

Warden Brent Devolin says it’s a win-win for the taxpayer and staff who benefit from the upgrade.

The report says another benefit is it can take hours instead of days if a phone line is not working to get it back up and running.